RECENT ARTICLES
  • Districts Aim for 5 Million Minutes of Physical Activity

    by Madhu Krishnamurthy April 2016

    Five million minutes of physical activity? That's the goal for U-46, Barrington students. By next month, elementary school students in Elgin- and Barrington-area schools will have logged 5 million minutes of physical activity in their classrooms this year through an online program. ? GoNoodle, an online suite of interactive movement videos and games, get?s kids active and learning at their desks with three- to five-minute moderate to vigorous movement breaks aimed at improving student health, behavior, focus and academic performance.

  • HS Program Promotes Fitness Among Non-Athlete Students

    by Scott O'Connell March 2016

    Le Sandra Locario may not consider herself an athlete. But the Worcester Technical High School freshman is still in shape, judging by the huffing and puffing she was doing after taking a brief break from a workout Friday afternoon. “There are many sports here (at Worcester Tech), but none that fit me,” she said. “But I’m an active person.”

  • Hospital Dedicates Exercise Path as Part of Wellness Program

    by Linda Stewart March 2016

    A new quarter-mile fitness trail on the grounds of Wilbarger General Hospital was formally dedicated this week as employees, Chamber of Commerce Red Coats and others gathered near the path that already has several regular users.

  • Study: School Fitness Report Cards May Not Be Working

    by Stuart Goldman March 2016

    A new study questions whether fitnessgrams — report cards on fitness — issued by New York City public schools are having a positive effect on the health and weight of their students.

  • HS Students Protest District Over PE Waivers

    by Madhu Krishnamurthy February 2016

    Nearly 45 Bartlett High School students upset over being denied waivers for gym class for next school year appealed to district authorities Monday night. Students and parents urged the Elgin Area School District U-46 school board to reconsider the decision of Bartlett High School's administration to deny physical education waivers to several dozen students who constitute some of the top achievers at the school.

  • Bosh's Blood Clots Show Recurrence Trend

    by A.J. Perez February 2016

    Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh faces the stark reality known to many who have been treated for blood clots: A recurrence can be common. Bosh was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism -- which occurs when a blood clot becomes dislodged from another part of the body and travels to the lungs -- last February, and he missed the rest of the season. This time the blood clot was detected in his calf, and the 11-time All-Star will have tests this week to determine the course of action, according to multiple published reports.

  • Sponsored Video: Technogym SKILLMILL

    by AB Editors February 2016

    This sponsored content was paid for by Technogym. What is sponsored content?

    The result of Technogym’s 20-year experience as official fitness equipment supplier to the Olympics, SKILLMILL™, is the first machine to allow everyday athletes to improve their power, speed, stamina and agility in a single product.
     

    For fitness facility operators, the SKILLMILL™ is an ideal solution for group exercise or small circuit training applications.

  • Dealing With Different Personal Trainer Personality Types

    by AB Staff February 2016

    This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Keeping Cardio Users Entertained

    by Emily Attwood February 2016

    This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • University Requires Fitness Trackers for Students

    by Todd C. Frankel February 2016

    Fitbits now mandatory for students at this Oklahoma university They take exercise seriously at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. All students are required to meet strict fitness goals. And they are graded on how they do.